Everyone can be a philanthropist. At Kern Community Foundation, we’re committed to making it easy to find, learn about and give to the causes you care about most. Discover the impact local nonprofits have on our community with our comprehensive nonprofit database. Search for your organization of choice and find information to help you make the most of your charitable gift.

All Nonprofit Organizations

The Arts Council of Kern


To provide support, and promote arts access, advocacy, and education for all Kern County residents and visitors.

The Cat People


To end the needless suffering of felines in Kern County through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, community education, and low-income assistance programs.

The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity (formerly Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield)


Providing a safe, supportive space and services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and a bridge to the greater community.

The Contreras Foundation


To promote family unity through public fundraising events for Kern County education and community benefit.

The Fox Theater Foundation


To enhance the quality of life in Kern County through the effective operation of the Historic Fox Theater as the area’s premier cultural and community event center.

The Green Hotel Restoration Foundation


To preserve the Hotel and historic oak as part of Shafter and Kern history, and provide access to the community.

The Hope Center Inc


To assist low-income & help them move toward wholeness – physically, emotionally & spiritually.

The Mission at Kern County


To provide an environment conducive to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the people we serve.

The Necessary Economic Emergency Distribution Services Center, Inc. (NEEDS)


Improve clients’ health and wellbeing by providing food, hot meals, rent/utility assistance, clothing,
household items, and prescription payments.

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